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snowbrd630
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Looking for Fresh Basil in Busan
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 Hey...this is pretty straight forward. Im looking for Fresh basil...not the stuff you buy at lotte mart that is in a bottle. I have been to the Gupo market and no luck as well as many grocery stores. Please if anyone could direct me I would appreciate it. 

mattsid
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Tough to find easy to grow

To cut a long story short as it stands you can't get fresh basil in Busan. It has been known to exist at Megamart in Namcheon and E-Mart in Jangsan in the past, but I haven't seen it for more than a year. However there are some alternatives.

The easiest grow it yourself, it's probably one of the easiest herbs to grow and even seems to grow in the cold weather. There are a bunch of garden / flower shops in Jungang / Nampodong that have had had seeds in the past. They are just across the road from the big Lotte Word skyscraper thing being built there. Or you can buy seeds at gmarket http://www.gmarket.co.kr/challenge/neo_goods/goods.asp?goodscode=177219241 it's a very foreigner friendly website if you don't know it.

 

You can also buy it already grown online, but it seems expensive to me. Here is another gmarket link. http://gen.gmarket.co.kr/challenge/neo_goods/goods.asp?goodscode=1722140...

dcross
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tough to find easy to grow

Oh, i thought this post was about something else

BobbyDigital
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 hey, i buy it from jangsan

 hey, i buy it from jangsan emart all the time. its like 1,150 won for a couple of branches. I make homemade falafel alot with it! check the fridge sections in the marts.

Amy
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Mega Mart in Dongnae

Just bought some at Mega Mart in Dongnae!

Amy
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AND THEN...

yesterday i saw a beautiful basil plant at a plant store in KSU.  Lots of basil in Busan!  Call for directions to the plant store if interested.  010 2498 4711

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